Jul 07 2019
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin
Length: 46 km
Location: Swiss Alps
ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin is a challenging yet beautiful race. The varied course, the water temperature and the very strong group of participants will challenge everyone to put in their best performances.
The race course is beautiful and quite challenging. The start is in Maloja and finish is by the lake in Silvaplana. The course passes Sils and Silvaplana along the way. The running sections are very varied, it is on dirt roads, single tracks, rocks and with some challenging steep sections to climb. Those who will manage the whole course will have a magical experience. We have cut-offs along the course for safety reasons. These will be enforced to 100%.
The swim sections are awesome. Swimming down an alpine valley is something else. However, the water is quite cold, 11 – 14 degrees C which can be quite a difference with the outside temperature if the weather is good. Any wind and waves will only be down- wind and fun, the high altitude lakes are magical. ÖTILLÖ Swimrun Engadin will be won by the team that manages to handle the temperature differences, the vertical gain on the runs and the transitions between running and swimming. There are several energy stations along the course.
The race course is approximately 46,5 km long of which 40,5 km are trail running and 5,9 km are open-water swimming. There are a total of 8 swims of which the longest is 1 400 meters. The total vertical gain is 1 570 meters and the highest swim is at 1 900 meters.
The summer weather in the Engadin can vary as it is in the mountains. The lowest elevation of the race is 1 780 metres. The teams have to be ready for warm air temperatures and cold swims at the same time as it could be stormy and cold. Make sure you bring clothes for all weather conditions. This course is very tough and will test the metal in all the racers.
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